Ankeny High School is a highly rated, public school located in Ankeny, IA. It has 1,025 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Ankeny High School Reviews
My experience at Ankeny High School was absolutely awesome! The teachers always took time to help you if needed it, the entire staff in general were friendly, the school was always clean, resources for college and school help were always available, there were clubs for every interest, and the students were well behaved. Overall, I didn’t feel like I was part of a high school, I felt like I was part of a family. I can’t think of anything that AHS needs to change.
My time in the Ankeny Community School System has been enriching, challenging, and fun! I participated in several AP classes, DMACC classes, baseball, track, basketball, Choir, and Large Group Speech. All leaders and teachers tried their best to help me be successful. Class sizes are growing each year, however, so teachers are having a hard time spending time with us one on one.
One of the best things about my experience at Ankeny High School has to be the sense of community and comfort I felt through my high school years. I truly felt as though my high school became a home to me. I felt as though my teachers made a big effort to make all of the students learn to love school and the learning process, and they did that well. However, I think that Ankeny placed too much importance on academics. It's no secret that most kids care more about getting an A than actually understanding the material that was being taught to them. So much importance was placed on achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA and the highest class rank that students would disregard their physical and mental health to reach these marks. Being perfect allowed no room for growth because mistakes come with growing as a learner.